I am Soraya, a pensioner age 62, born and bread in Bo-Kaap. I was born in St Monicas Maternity Home, the first maternity home in the area, which is one of the 19 historical sites in Bo-Kaap, that you will see during the tour. I am a Muslim lady who has lots of experiences in many of my life as a child growing up in Bo-Kaap and with my 2 generations under me. I am a grandma of 3 grandchildren. I…
Bo-Kaap is not only the colourful houses you see on Instagram... Join me and discover the real Bo-Kaap area and community! You will experience the historical area and his skillfull Dutch designs, our forfathers, legends, mouthering taste buds cuisine, Cape Malay style that you have never experienced and tasted before. You will interact with the friendly community that will chat with you and…
Wear comfortable shoes
Appropriate dress code if you want to enter the mosque (scarf and legs covered for the ladies)
Bring cash if you want to buy food or gifts
We will meet in front of the Bo Kaap museum (71 Wale street), before going to the first mosque, which is called the Owal Mosque in Bo-Kaap (Owal means first in Arabic). We will visit the mosque together if possible on that day. Then we will walk through the streets, enter authentic shops and meet people on the way. Bo-Kaap is a hill, so be ready for some up and down walking!